About Ihar Mahaniok

Software Engineer

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  • Ihar shared from a Personal Document
    The best designers and the best programmers aren’t the ones with the best skills, or the nimblest fingers, or the ones who can rock and roll with Photoshop or their environment of choice, they are the ones that can determine what just doesn’t matter. That’s where the real gains are made. Most of the time you spend is wasted on things that just don’t matter. If you can cut out the work and thinking that just don’t matter, you’ll achieve productivity you’ve never imagined
    Note: cut it
  • Ihar shared from Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life by Stuart Diamond
    One of the most difficult hard-bargainer situations I’ve been in occurred a few years ago during a major financing for a company in Ukraine. It was a $107.5 million Eurobond issue for Ukraine’s largest company, Yuzhny Machine-Building Plant, or Yuzhmash. Yuzhmash built most of the former Soviet Union’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) for nuclear warheads. After the fall of the Soviet Union and Ukraine’s independence, Yuzhmash sent its nuclear warheads to Moscow as part of a disarmament effort brokered by the Clinton administration, to limit the number of countries...
    Note: interesting story about negotiating loan for Ukraine's Yuzhmash
  • Ihar shared from The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
    “I came here to say that I do not recognize anyone’s right to one minute of my life. Nor to any part of my energy. Nor to any achievement of mine. No matter who makes the claim, how large their number or how great their need. “I wished to come here and say that I am a man who does not exist for others.
    Note: Speech of Roark. On rights of others
  • Ihar shared from The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
    But that’s not my worst guilt.... Katie, I wanted to marry you. It was the only thing I ever really wanted. And that’s the sin that can’t be forgiven—that I hadn’t done what I wanted. It feels so dirty and pointless and monstrous, as one feels about insanity, because there’s no sense to it, no dignity, nothing but pain—and wasted pain.... Katie, why do they always teach us that it’s easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It’s the hardest thing in the world—to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.
    Note: This is so true - it's so difficult to do what you want.
  • Ihar shared from The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
    Peter, before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences. The work, not the people. Your own action, not any possible object of your charity.
    Note: The Fountainhead about getting things done
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